America’s Cardroom to Accept Bitcoin for Deposit and Withdrawal

America’s Cardroom is set to become the first online poker room to accept the bitcoin for deposit and withdrawal options. Other methods will still be available for deposit and withdrawal. When depositing via bitcoin the currency with be changed over to USD. Deposits will start between $5-$1000
This is likely to increase the membership base several times over as many players would love to use the bitcoin for poker. It will certainly attract attention.
The bitcoin has been in the news alot lately over acceptability and exchange rate. More places are accepting the bitcoin for payment and bitcoins are increasing in value on the money exchange where it’s accepted. China though has limited its use and there’s concern of money laundering through use of the bitcoin.
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2014 Latin American Series of Poker Tour Schedule Announced

The Latin American Poker Tour 2014 schedule has been announced by PokerStars. It’s the 7th season and will stop in several Latin American countries including Chile, Brazil, Peru, Panama , Uruguay and one more destination to be announced.

The seventh season hopes to build on the success of the sixth season that had a record prize pool of nearly $10,000,000 with more than 4,000 players and 1,000 online qualifiers. The sixth season was a big improvement over Season 5. Hopefully , this next season will be even better.

LAPT President, David Carrion, said: “Season 6 was LAPT’s best ever, with the number of unique players growing at a dramatic rate by any standards in the world. We are committed to maintaining our re-entry proposal, along with improvements in the overall schedule after taking into consideration player feedback. Our partners are committed to the festivals, and players are enjoying the repeated stops and similar dates. We have high expectations to continue to deliver an accessible tour with large fields and strong prize pools, always under the umbrella of superb service and authentic poker.”

Commenting on the schedule changes, LAPT Tournament Director, Michael Ward, said: “LAPT 7 is going to be more exciting than ever. We have added a $500 NLH Freeze-Out event with 30-minute levels, as well as a $500 NLH Deep Stack Turbo with a single re-entry to this season’s line-up. We have also standardised all Main Event buy-ins across the year at $1,700, except for the Grand Final at $3,000, and raised the buy-in of the NLH Unlimited Re-entry event from $500 to $1,100. I hope that our regular players enjoy the improvements in the schedule and that we attract even more new ones.”

The Seventh Season Starts March 19 – March 23 in Chile

The Enjoy Casino and Resort will kick off the 7th season. It’s win for the poker tour and the hotel. Gino Breschi, manager at Enjoy Viña del Mar, said: “The Enjoy Group is proud to host the most important poker tournament in the Latin American region. Last year we gathered 1,024 players, making it the biggest event of the series, and we are working hard towards breaking this record. This tournament stop is recognized internationally and constitutes an effective way of promoting tourism in the area, making it a must for players from all over the world.”

The Latin American Poker Tour and Brazilian Series of Poker will combine for a poker tourney at the end of May in São Paulo .

Players can play both at land based casinos and online through qualifying satellites.

One of the simplest ways to play the new Latin American Poker Tour is by winning a seat online at PokerStars.net. For further information please visit: http://www.lapt.com

Event

 

Main Event

 

Buy-in

 

Chile, Viña del Mar
Enjoy Casino and Resort
March 19-23, 2014 $1,550 + $150
LAPT/BSOP Brazil, São Paulo
Holiday Inn Anhembi
May 30-June 3, 2014 R$3,910 + R$490
Panama City, Panama
Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel and Casino`
July 23-27, 2014 $1,550 + $150
TBC September 10-14 $1,550 + $150
Lima, Peru

Atlantic City Casino

October 15 – 19, 2014 1,550 + $150
LAPT Grand Final
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino
November 26-30, 2014 $2,700 + $300

15 Days of Freerolls at America’s Cardroom

America’s Cardroom has done away with the Bad Beat Jackpot and decided to use the remaining money for the 15 days of Christmas Freeroll. For 15 days there’s a freeroll tournament for all
players at America’s Cardroom . Start time is 6:15 pm. The tourney will begin as soon as the first 1000 players sign up.The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, December 11th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Thursday, December 12th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Friday, December 13th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Saturday, December 14th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Sunday, December 15th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Monday, December 16th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Tuesday, December 17th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Wednesday, December 18th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Thrusday, December 19th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Friday, December 20th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Saturday, December 21st 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Sunday, December 22nd 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Monday, December 23rd 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Tuesday, December 24th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Wednesday, December 25th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.500,00

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Asia Pacific Poker Tour Season 8 from PokerStars

Pokerstars has announced the Season 8 schedule for the Asia Pacific Poker Tour, APPT. It will commence January 10th with the 20th celebration of the Macau Poker Cup and conclude November 19 in Auckland , New Zealand.

For Season 8, every poker tournament in the Asia-Pacific that is affiliated with PokerStars is now a branch under the APPT tree. The schedule now includes ANZPT tournaments and PokerStars LIVE Macau special events such as the MPC, Macau Millions, and the Asia Championship of Poker.

“Having the entire Asia-Pacific poker calendar, news, and updates in one location is huge. The APPT website becomes much more user friendly and improving the player experience is something we look to enhance each season.” said APPT President Danny McDonagh.

The following are tour stops for the APTT Season 8:

MPC20 (Macau, China S.A.R): January 16-21, 2014
Aussie Millions Poker Championship (Melbourne, Australia): February 2-9, 2014
ACOP Platinum Series III (Macau, China S.A.R): February 22-23, 2014
ANZPT Perth (Perth, Australia): February 26 – March 2, 2014
Macau Millions (Macau, China S.A.R): March 7-16, 2014
ANZPT Sydney (Sydney, Australia): March 20-24, 2014
APPT Seoul (Seoul, South Korea): April 3-6, 2014
ACOP Platinum Series IV* (Macau, China S.A.R): April 24-27, 2014
APPT Macau (Macau, China S.A.R): May 21-25, 2014
Macau Poker Cup (Macau, China S.A.R): August 8-13, 2014
ANZPT Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia): Aug 29 – Sep 1
Asia Championship of Poker (Macau, China S.A.R): November 3-8, 2014
APPT Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand): November 19-23, 2014

Latin Series of Poker, LSOP, Changing the Way Poker Tournaments are Played

The Latin Series of Poker Millions, a $1 million guaranteed tournament happening in Panama this March 2014,will revolutionize  poker tournaments  by spreading the Day 1 tables through several casinos all over Latin America.

“It’s a $1 million guaranteed tournament and it costs just $850 to get into,” stated the LSOP administration. The goal is that by hosting in several cities across Latin America , a larger showing will happen. Maybe the $1,000,000 guarantee will exceed expectations. The major tournament is from March 7th to the 15th but day one is scattered across several cities with a buy-in of $850.

So instead of players needing to go to Panama and put up money for a hotel and expenses , they will instead get that out of the way and be in the money right away for the next day. Day 2 happens in Panama but Day 1 is a series of poker tournaments across Latin America several weeks before Day 2.

While Day 2 continues in Panama, Day 1 events are schedule to take place several weeks earlier at a number of casinos around the world. Locations for the Day 1 tournaments will be .

Poker players who sail through Day 1 in their city will earn a seat at the Day 2 table in Panama. Advancing players will be in the money right away and will move to Panama with the chip stack they ended with on Day 1. Day 1A will also be held in Panama for players who prefer to play the tournament in Panama.

Several online sites are giving away packages or have satellite seats including America’s Cardroom, BetCRIS, Ya Poker and Black Chip Poker.

Sit and Crush Poker Tournaments at America’s Cardroom

You’ve all heard of Sit n’Go Poker Tourneys. Well there’s a new game in town Sit and Crush courtesy of America’s Cardroom. Sit and Crush is a new type of points challenge that gives players cash and tournament prizes just for playing Sit n’ Go and On Demand poker tourneys. It’s a points race like The Beast poker tourney.
“For months now, our cash game players have been raking in the cash through The Beast, our twice-monthly points race that rewards players for enjoying the tables,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “We’re excited to bring the same incentives to our players who live for crushing tournaments and hand over 6-figure prize pools every month to our most dedicated Sit & Go and On Demand tourney players.”
Sit and Crush is very simple and easy. All players have to do is play as many Sit n Go tourneys as possible. It’s funded by the Sit n Gos themselves so it’s like a cash back feature for Sit n Go players with a percentage of the fee of a regular Sit n Go going towards the Sit and Crush tournament. There’s a leaderboard to track who’s ranking and everyone who plays is automatically ranked. It’s a great give back by a leading online poker room . Visit America’s Cardroom

European Poker Tour News from Prague Chapter

This is the finals from the Europeon Poker Tour – Prague 2013:

Julian Track, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €725,700
George Sotiropoulos, Greece, €700,000
Stephen Chidwick, UK, PokerStars qualifier, €378,000
Ka Kwan Lau, Spain, PokerStars player, €283,800
Ole Schemion, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €218,300
Max Silver, UK, PokerStars player, €160,200
Zdravko Duvnjak, Croatia, PokerStars player, €118,200
Jorma Nuutinen, Finland, PokerStars player, €84,600

German PokerStars qualifier Julian Track came out on top of a record-breaking 1,007 tourney entrants to win  the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event today for €725,700. As well as the title, trophy and cash prize, the 30-year-old also received a cool watch from luxury Swiss brand SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT 10 Main Events.

Track cut a deal with runner-up George Sotiropoulos when it reached the heads-up stage, splitting €1.4 million and playing for the additional €25,700. He stated being very tired after the 13 hour heads up tourney between Sotiropoulos. He had the flu too!

Sotiropoulos’s €700,000 for second place was the largest cash win a Greek player has ever had and immediately catapulted the 23-year-old college graduate to the top of the Greece all-time money list.

The final table had some well knowns in the European poker world including British pro Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick, who finished third for €378,000 shortly after finishing third in the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event for €92,500.

GPI Player of the Year Ole Schemion finished fifth for €218,300, topping a remarkable year including fourth in the PCA High Roller, three side event victories at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final and winning money in all three major tournaments at EPT Barcelona.

Max Silver, UKIPT Main Event Champ, finished sixth for €160,200 after being eliminated by Chidwick. It was his first EPT final, but the 23-year-old Londoner has already made four UKIPT final tables, has a first and second place in UKIPT High Rollers and made two WSOPE finals. Ka Kwan Lau finished fourth for €283,800 while Finnish poker pro Jorma Nuutinen, who was tenth last season, finished eighth for €84,600.

With 1,007 players from 60 countries, this season’s field was up 143 on last season and generated a prize pool of €4,883,950, of which 151 players were paid.

Other poker players who cashed included EPT Berlin runner-up Andrew Chen (13th, €49,200), Team PokerStars Pros Jonathan Duhamel (63rd, €13,200), Eugene Katchalov (71st, €13,200), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (106th, €9,900) and Henrique Pinho (109th, €9,900) as well as PokerStars Team Online’s Marc-Andre Ladouceur (81st, €11,100).

EPT joined with the Eureka Poker Tour to have 47 events over the 11-day EPT Prague Poker Festival at the Hilton Prague from December 8-15. There were a record 171 tournament staff and dealers working at the event where they were also running the cash games for the first time in Prague.

330 players wonr seats to EPT Prague online at PokerStars, with dozens also winning a seat to the €1,100 Eureka Main Event. Every day of the EPT Main Event was broadcast live on EPTLive – now available on YouTube, Facebook and PokerStars.tv.

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst had a terrific festival, finishing seventh in the EPT Prague High Roller for €64,500 and winning the €5k EPT 10 PLO Championship for €100,700. Dimitri Holdeew, winner of the Eureka Prague Main Event, also won the EPT Main Event Last Longer contest run by Skrill, the official payment provider sponsor of EPT Season 10. He finished 15th and gets his €5,300 buy-in paid.

EPT PRAGUE HIGH ROLLER EVENT

Russian player Ivan Soshnikov won over EPT Campione runner-up Olivier Busquet to take the €10k High Roller title for €382,050 plus trophy and a SLYDE watch. There were a 176 entries for the event – 137 unique players plus 39 rebuys, creating a €1,724,800 prize pool.

Freeroll Poker Tournament News New Jersey Online Championships Tournament Series

For those living or visiting the state of New Jersey, an upcoming poker tournament is going to start in January. The event starts and ends with a $250,000 Freeroll Tournament. Yes a freeroll. Now is the time to get in and build your poker bankroll.
New Jersey is the largest online market for gambling because of its tri-state location. New Yorkers, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are all nearby. Six casino offer online gambling: the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa; the Taj Mahal and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino; the Tropicana Casino and Resort; Bally’s Atlantic City; and Caesars Atlantic City. The Golden Nugget Atlantic City will join them soon.
Moody’s Investors Service said Internet gambling will help Atlantic City, particularly the Borgata and the four casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment. The report said online betting will not be an immediate game-changer, generating $250 million to $500 million in the first year.

Schedule of Poker Events Date
$250,000 Invitational Freeroll Jan. 19, 2014
$215 NLH R&A $50k Guaranteed Jan .20, 2014
$109 Pot Limit Omaha R&A $25k Guaranteed Jan. 21, 2014
$215 NLHE $30k Guaranteed Jan. 22, 2014
$109 NLH $25k Guaranteed Jan. 23, 2014
$215 NLH 6 Max $50k Guaranteed Jan. 24, 2014
$109 NLH $70k Guaranteed Jan. 25, 2014
$530 NLH $250k Guaranteed Jan. 26, 2014
$250,000 Player’s Freeroll Feb. 2, 2014
The first Freeroll is invitational and the last one is the Player’s Freeroll. If you’re located nearby or plan on being in the area at the time . Check out more at WSOP.com

High Five Poker Tournament at America’s Cardroom a Big Success

The High Five Poker Tourney at Ameica’s Cardroom was a big success. Originally , it was a $350,000 Guaranteed but saw prize pools go over $415,000. There were 25 poker events over 5 days with over 10,000 entries.
“It was only five short days, but with $416,768 in total prize pools, our High Five Guaranteed series was one of our most successful yet,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “While we had guaranteed prize pools totaling $350,000, online poker players in the US flocked to Americas Cardroom in droves, pumping up the prize pool to near half-million territory.”
The High Five Guarantee was from November 20th to the 24th and had various poker games including Texas Holdem Poker , Pot Limit Omaha and more. Many tournaments features re-entries, re-buys, and add-on options as well.
The High Five Poker Tourney featured five tourneys per day with a large poker event rounding out the days schedule. Most tourneys reached beyond their guarantees.
Harris notes that the Americas Cardroom community can expect to see some big online poker series in the new year.
“Right near we’re focusing on making our players happy however we can,” commented Harris. “That includes sending more players than ever to land-based events. We recently returned from the Punta Cana Poker Classic where we enjoyed partying with the Americas Cardroom community, and this coming March we’re heading to Panama for the LSOP. We’ll be focused on sending as many players as we can to that innovative event while making sure our online tournament prize pools are impressive.”

Latin Series of Poker Tournament – Win Seats at America’s Cardroom

In March, the Latin Series of Poker will start. It runs for a week – March 7 till March 15 2013 in Panama. And America’s Cardroom has satellite seat entries for top finishers. It’s a million dollar guarantee and that means big bucks for winners. There are two satellite tourneys for this at America’s Cardroom , one was November 10th and the other coming up November 24th, 6pm with buy-in of $50 + 5. There are 10 LSOP packages available. Will you be the lucky one?
Winners will get:
LSOP Millions Main Event buy-in ($750+100)
6-night hotel accommodation at the Hard Rock Megapolis Panama 5 Star Hotel
Breakfast
$20 Daily credit to spend in the Hotel Bar
24/7 VIP Support Line during the Event
Gift Bag
$750 Cash for travel expenses.
The LSOP Millions features multiple Day 1 events happening all over Latin America—several weeks before the action in Panama begins. Players who make it through Day 1 in their city will earn a seat at the Day 2 table in Panama. Day 1 will also be held in Panama, and players who win a seat online will play Day 1 there.
For more details about the LSOP Millions tournament visit www.LSOP.com
*Players will be awarded with 6 nights of hotel checking in March 7th and Out on March 13th. If any Online Qualifier remains playing the Main Event after March 13th, Americas Cardroom will cover his/her hotel nights for FREE so he can stay and play the rest of the event.
It looks like a good time to play poker tournaments? I think so.
 

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Sylvain Loosli – Online Poker Millionaire – Finishes Fourth Place at WSOP

Sylvain Loosli is a 26 year old French poker player who focuses on online cash games up to $25/50 on online poker sites like Winamax and Pokerstars. He is an online poker millionaire. His few live tournaments wins are $3,198 at the European Poker Tour at Deauville and $ 80,966 at the Dublin Winamax Poker Open. His latest live tournament has brought him much more – $ 2,792,533 to be exact. He finished fourth in the latest WSOP.

Loosli’s been playing poker since 2006  but only been a pro for the last couple of years. He’s a native of Toulon but lived in London for the past 2 years. His roommates in London are poker pros, Guillaume de la Gorce  and PokerStars pro Bertrand  Grospellier.

He is the first French player to make the Main Event final table since Antoine Saout in 2009. Saout played well at the final table before eventually falling in third place. Loosli  hoped to improve on that finish and become the first French world champion. Loosli took 19,600,000 to the Main Event final table, which put him in sixth place.

WSOP Results for Sylvain Loosli. He was eliminated in fourth place after going all in with a queen of hearts and seven of clubs. But he still takes home nearly $3,000,000. Not bad!

888 Holdings Expects Major Rise in Revenue with Ease on Internet Gambling

888 Holdings is expecting a record rise in revenue due to the ease of internet gambling. Several states have approved internet gambling and more to follow. 888 is postioned to benefit big time from these changes. It allready has an online casino in Nevada with Delaware and New Jersey to follow shortly.

“In 2014, we should start to see some meaningful revenues come through,” Chief Executive Brian Mattingley said, talking about prospects in the American market.

Tax hungry states are lifting rules to get more revenue. Internet gambling was banned in 2006 by former President Bush. Major markets like New York and California are the prized markets because of the population. Online casino operators will feast on these states like sharks.

In a trading statement, 888 said group revenues rose two percent to $94 million in the third quarter and that it was trading in line with its expectations.

Shares in the company were slightly up, 0.24 percent, to 164.4p at 0730 GMT, valuing it at around 575 million pounds ($918 million).

Analyst Ivor Jones of Numis noted that revenues had been increasing more rapidly earlier in the year.

“Growth in the U.S. is coming along just in time to offset slowing growth in some of the current core products,” he said.
 
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The High Five Series at America’s Cardroom Begins November 20, 2013

America’s Cardroom will be starting a new tournament, The High Five Poker Tournament Series, from November 20th to 24th.  There will be 5 major guaranteed tourments with smaller events . The series guarantee is $350,000.

Michael Harris, from America’s Cardroom states:” Buy-ins will be from $2 and up to $200 and guarantees from $1000 and up. There will be something for all level of players in this tournament.Players can win big every night and have the opportunity to make life changing money in the Main Event,” continued Harris. “Participants can qualify for their seats to all the different events at just a fraction of the cost via our satellites that will be posted before and during the series.”

The High Five Tournament will be spread over 5 days with each a bigger GTD leading up to the $350,000 Main Event. 4, 6, and 9 handed tournaments are included as well as standard, deep and mega stack structures.This tourney will include rebuys as well.

This is America’s Cardroom first High Five Tournament. It’s great to be in something new. America’s Cardroom also hosts the Online Super Series, and Mini Online Super Series. Other tourneys from ACR include 50k Guarantee every Sunday, 100k Guarantee every month and satellites for the Latin Series of Poker with guarantees as high as $500,000.

With a reputation for fast and easy payouts, America’s Cardroom is rising fast as best poker network for online poker.
 
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Heartland Poker Tour Results from Daytona Kennel Club and Poker Room

The Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room was the setting for the latest in the Heartland Poker Tournaments. The winner was Cong Pham, who battled it out with James Calderaro. After 46 hands, Cong Pham won taking the title and $104,033.

Pocket pairs ruled in the end with Calderaro holding a pair of eights while Pham held a pair of aces. This was another win for Calderaro netting him $ 64,158 boosting his career poker earnings to nearly $2,000,000.

John Holley, who finished 3rd in the Seniors WSOP was eliminated to fifth place. He played against Calderaro and took home over $23,000. Luis Serra went all-in in the early position and was called by Pham. He took over $30,000 finishing in fourth place. It was a huge success since he only invested $360 in the tournament.

Justin Fawbush , whose shove or fold strategy works well, finished in sixth place with nearly $20,000.

Keith Romanovitz of Massachusetts finished in seventh place. He had two jacks and went all-in against Fawbush’s early position raise. It looked like he would win but Fawbush got a king to make a straight. He took home over $16,000.

The remaining winners include : Peter Walsworth , who won over $11,000 and Talel Patel who won over $13,000.

The next stop for the Heartland Poker Tour is – Iowa – Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel 10-12-2012 – 10-21-2012.
 
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Runner Runner – Movie Themed on Online Poker

Runner Runner is out and playing in movie theaters. It stars Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. The movie synopsis is:

Richie Furst used to have a lucrative career on Wall Street; this history prevents him from receiving tuition assistance at Princeton, so he funds his master’s degree by referring students to online gambling, for which he receives a cut. After the dean threatens to expel him for these activities, Richie tries to win his tuition using his excellent poker skills in online gambling, but he loses all his money to a cheater, something he is able to prove by statistics.

Richie goes to Costa Rica to confront Ivan Block, who runs the biggest empire of online gambling websites in the world, including the one Richie lost his money on. After Ivan sees the statistics, he finds coders have coded the software to allow them to cheat. After firing those involved, Ivan tells Richie he’ll pay him millions per year for him to assist with the site work. Richie slowly begins a romantic relationship with Rebecca Shafran, Ivan’s ex-love affair, and Ivan displays no objections to this. FBI agent Shavers kidnaps Richie and threatens to ruin his life in various ways if he does not assist in a conviction of Ivan Block. Shavers cannot do anything legally as he has no authority in Costa Rica, but he takes advantage of this to use tactics that would be illegal/unethical for law enforcement inside the United States. Ivan tells Richie that everyone in the organization ends up confronted by Shavers at some point.

Over time, Ivan’s organization is revealed to be less than ethical. He sends Richie to bribe Costa Rica gaming director Herrera with too small of a payment, which leads to Richie being beaten. Ivan tells him it comes with the territory of such a wealthy career. Ivan throws Herrera and his bodyguard into a lake of crocodiles, but pulls them out before they are eaten. Ivan has Richie blackmail a gaming affiliate with videos of his infidelity to force him to sign with Ivan. Richie’s friend Andrew Cronin, who works on the software design for Ivan, finds that Ivan is running a Ponzi scheme; the players’ accounts have no actual money, and Ivan uses the money as his own bank account, keeping just enough to allow players to cash out when they need to. Cronin disappears and is later found nearly beaten to death. Fearing Richie might be having a change of heart, Ivan buys the massive poker debts of Richie’s father and brings him to Costa Rica, using him as a hostage against Richie.

When Richie tries to leave the country, Shavers has drugs planted in his bag and offers to overlook it if Richie agrees to cooperate. A local police officer reveals that the police dislike Ivan but that he would buy his way out of any trouble and destroy whoever tried to take him down. Thanks to Rebecca betraying Ivan, Richie finds out that Ivan has been swindling him all along; Ivan is about to move his operations out of Costa Rica, and from the start he wanted to leave Richie behind as the fall guy. Richie gives out massive bribes to all local officials, including low-level police officers. When the movement day hits, Ivan calls to satirically apologize to Richie, telling him he’ll be arrested, as Ivan flies away on a private jet.

When Ivan lands, he finds he has been betrayed: the bribed pilot has instead flown him to Puerto Rico, American territory. Shavers arrests him as Richie and Rebecca fly away on the private jet. Shavers says they’re free to go because Richie left a flash drive with him containing sufficient evidence to convict Ivan.

Wiki as source.
It’s an interesting film but I’d like more a fun movie about online poker.

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